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Phú Quốc Travel Guide, Tips & Info

Closer to Cambodia than Vietnam (Cambodia actually claims it belongs to them), this is by far the largest island in Vietnam and increasingly a popular destination for foreign tourists, especially ones looking for beach resorts. Compared to islands in Thailand, I don't think Phú Quốc has much to offer but I enjoyed my time there. I was surprised how many Vietnamese people live there and how busy the town is.

Food

Please use my Vietnam food guide which has all of my favourite places and dishes for the best food in Phú Quốc.

Accommodation

Phương Dung Guest House

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Simple guesthouse down a side street close to the main town. It's not a beach resort as that's not what I was interested in. I was in walking distance of the night market and the town.

Nightlife, bars & cafés

Rory's Beach Bar

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Popular bar with foreigners. There's a fire and it stays open fairly late.

Coco Bar

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Fun bar with homemade flavoured rum. I ordered a plank of 10 different rums. You also get a free shot of rum if you 'like' their Facebook page and show them.

Sights & Activities

Bãi tắm Sao

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Beautiful beach.

Phu Quoc Airport

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Since the new international airport was opened in 2012, it seems they've just abandoned the old one and left it as it is. There is a make-shift turning from the main road on to the runway where some fencing has been taken down. I don't think it's officially open to the public but people use it as a shortcut. It's mostly deserted though, so I was able to ride up and down uninterrupted.

Chợ Dương Đông

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Amazing bustling local food market during the day. Go for the experience and maybe buy some fruit.

Pepper Farm Phu Quoc Bungalow

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Like the Cambodian town of Kampot very closeby, there are pepper fields on the island that might be worth a visit. You can buy the pepper directly from them.

Last Updated: 2nd June, 2017